New Ontario law for hospital bed shortages worsens situation for patients, advocates say

A new law that allows Ontario hospitals to send certain patients to long-term care facilities without their consent will only worsen the existing bed shortage in hospitals, experts and advocates say, because it is making a hospital admission the only route to securing a care- home bed. The legislation passed in August was designed to … Read more

Monica Del Castillo, Haslett’s newest Board of Ed member advocates for student mental health

Source: Aubrey Rademacher/Haslett High School Monica Del Castillo, a retired mental health therapist, worked for 25 years at Lansing Community College where she also served as president of the academic Senate. Last fall, she became Haslett’s newest board of education member. Del Castillo said because of her immigrant childhood experience and mental health background, diversity … Read more

Advocates Concerned About City’s Homeless Population Amid Emergency Bed Shortage | Chicago News

The onset of winter means growing concern for the homeless population of Chicago. The city of Chicago has partnered with the Julian Downtown Hotel and paid 175 rooms to house the homeless during the pandemic. Alderpeople recently extended this partnership to February. But is it enough? Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, who represents the northwest side of … Read more